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  • ‘Reels on Wheels’ – Metropolitan Magazine Feature

    ‘Reels on Wheels’ – Metropolitan Magazine Feature

    Eurostar’s Metropolitan magazine features an article about Cannes in a Van for May’s edition. The four-page feature written by Emma Howarth touches on the history of Cannes in a Van with a few glimpses of the obstacles we had to overcome to lead us to where we are at present. Co-founder of CIAV Andy Greenhouse spoke about his time on the road to La Croisette… “We didn’t have a van until the eleventh hour, then when we did get one we were [...]

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  • The Fugue (dir. Xavier Bonnin): International Trailer

    The Fugue (dir. Xavier Bonnin): International Trailer

    As part of our short listed drama’s for The 2013 Van d’Or Independent Film Awards and subsequently cemented into our Official Selection for 2014′s Cannes in a Van season, ‘The Fugue‘, written and directed by Xavier Bonnin through the support of french production and research group G.R.E.C, has launched its first international trailer. A little snippet on G.R.E.C: G.R.E.C (or GREEK) Group Research and Testing Cinema was created in 1969 by Pierre Braunberger, Anatole Dauman and Jean Rouch – producer and filmmaker – [...]

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH: Callum (dir. Michael van der Put, 2012)

    STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    Callum (dir. Michael van der Put, 2012)

    Rounding off the Student Film Month we have the winner of 2013′s Van d’Or Independent Film Award for Best Film; ‘Callum‘ (dir. Michael van der Put, 2012) Callum is a brilliantly executed drama that depicts the protagonist, Callum, distraught after having just suffered a severe loss in the form of his girlfriend of late. This heart throbbing narrative follows Callum during the aftermath of the event as he tries to come to grips with the scenario at hand. Brilliantly acted [...]

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  • Van d’Or winning director launches new Kickstarter campaign

    Van d’Or winning director launches new Kickstarter campaign

    In the indie-filmmaking sphere, it’s always exciting when an emerging director moves onto his or her next project. For Michael van der Put he’s spent the last twelve months developing his next film ‘Rage’, the second film in a planned triptych of shorts called ‘Broken Hearted Youth’. ‘Callum’ his first film, screened at 26 festivals around the world winning 15 awards including our very own Van d’Or for Best Film, Best Actor (James Tarpey) and Best Director (Van der Put). – Michael [...]

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  • Feel Flows (dir. Paris Zarcilla)

    Feel Flows (dir. Paris Zarcilla)

    Music-based short films are often difficult to categorise but that didn’t stop director Paris Zarcilla ploughing much of his own money into making this cinematic gem which took the Best Music-based Film award at this year’s Van d’Or Awards in September. Paris came down to November’s music-themed Screen Social in London and had a chat to us about the making and funding of the film. His interview (in the cupboard) will be appearing online soon, but for now just enjoy the film…

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  • Easy – Mat Zo & Porter Robinson (dir. Louis & McCourt)

    Easy – Mat Zo & Porter Robinson (dir. Louis & McCourt)

    Another superb entry to The Van d’Or Independent Film Awards 2013 and part of the Official Selection for the 2014 season is this music video for Mat Zo & Porter Robinson directed by a directing collective who go by the name of The Line. It was produced by friends of Cannes in a Van, Bullion Productions who are on a roll at the moment with recent videos for Mercury Music Prize nominees Disclosure and commercial work for Ford and Toyota. We [...]

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  • 13.11.13 Screen Social: FILM HUB PT. 2 (The Van d’Or Winners)

    13.11.13 Screen Social: FILM HUB PT. 2 (The Van d’Or Winners)

    FILM HUB PT.2 (The Van d’Or Awards Winners) Screen Social returns for a second installment of films from  The Van d’Or Independent Film Awards. Featuring a selection of shortlisted and winning entries (with a music and motion design edge) from The Van d’Ors’ 15 categories, this will be another packed night full of film, music, chat, drinks and all-round congratulations! Screen Social FILM HUB: The Van d’Or Winners & Nominees PT. 2 Wednesday 13th November The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RH [...]

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  • Screen Social: Interview with DOLLFACE director Louis Paxton

    Screen Social: Interview with DOLLFACE director Louis Paxton

    A few weeks back, we hosted the first Screen Social to feature the new crop of films which make up the Official Selection for Cannes in a Van’s 2014 season. We also grabbed the filmmakers for a quick interview on the night. Here Louis Paxton talks to Screen Social about his experiences making Dollface, which won Best Comedy at The Van d’Or Independent Film Awards in September 2013. He also chats about funding and entering his film into festivals.

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  • Idiot Songs // Villages of Ether (dir. Kevin McGloughlin)

    Idiot Songs // Villages of Ether (dir. Kevin McGloughlin)

    As described by it’s director Kevin McGloughlin, this video for ‘electronic chamber music’ artists Idiot Songs, Villages Of Ether is ‘set in the subconscious. It interrogates what it means to recognise a difficulty in oneself. The video endeavours to depict struggles with anxiety and ultimately the elimination of self doubt.’

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  • KYASMA // Radioactivity (dir. Jean-Paul Frenay)

    KYASMA // Radioactivity (dir. Jean-Paul Frenay)

    This cinematic sci-fi thriller of a music video directed by Jean-Paul Frenay  (and funded by Swiss rock band Kyasma) tells the tale of a ‘looming crystalline disease’ that inevitably takes it’s toll on the promo’s main protagonist, played by Denis Carpentier. It was shortlisted for Best Music-based Film at The Van d’Or Awards 2013 and is included in the 2014 season Official Selection for Cannes in a Van. It’ll also be screening at the next Screen Social in London on Wednesday 13th November.

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  • Screen Social 09.10.13 (The Van d’Or Award Winners)

    Screen Social 09.10.13 (The Van d’Or Award Winners)

    The first 2013 Van d’Or Awards Official Selection screening of the 2014 season took place on Wednesday 9th October at The Book Club in Shoreditch. It was great to see many of the filmmakers on the night. We managed to squeeze in a few interviews too which we’ll be posting on the site. Listed below are the films shown on the night. View more photos from Screen Social events Featured Films CALLUM dir. Michael van der Put // Winner Best Film, Best Actor, Best [...]

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  • And The Winners Are…

    And The Winners Are…

    So it’s happened! The results are in and the wait is over. The winners of all 15 categories in The Van d’Or Independent Film Awards are decided! A memorable night was had by all at The Old Truman Brewery in London’s Brick Lane. Presented by Edith Bowman who held things together when the tech failed. The night was dominated by Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor winning film Callum (directed by Michael van der Put) and starring James Tarpey in [...]

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